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Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

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  • Rua Frei Leandro 20 Map It
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/20/2013

Fodor's Review

Food as theater is the theme of the restaurant of celebrity chef Felipe Bronze, who has created an avant-garde dining experience like no other in the city. A pink-hued glass wall allows diners to watch his culinary team prepare ultra-contemporary dishes, many using traditional Brazilian ingredients. Starters include savory profiteroles stuffed with hand-made Brazilian cheeses; a hummus-style dip for which edamame beans replace the chickpeas (brilliant); and smoked salmon

wrapped in a crispy cone fashioned from manioc flour. The "mains" are really a series of small, elaborately prepared dishes, including a tiny burger made of duck confit and foie-gras powder and served with guava "ketchup." Clever tricks such as using liquid nitrogen to "freeze" chocolate mousse add to the stylish-yet-playful atmosphere, as do the waitstaff's uniforms, designed by Lenny Niemeyer, famous for his high-fashion bikinis.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Rua Frei Leandro 20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Phone:

021-2266–7591

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 06/20/2013

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